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Art deco gem "messy" for planners
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Designed by John and Donald Parkinson and built in 1929, the department store and Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument was acquired by the Southwestern Law School in the mid-1990s.
Photograph caption dated June 2, 1985 reads, "City planners hate the 'messiness' caused by such stores as Bullock's Wilshire, but they love the 'discipline' imposed by such downtown stalwarts as Pershing Square and the ubiquitous high-rises. Only poor slobs like us, it seems, enjoy the linear downtown pioneered in Los Angeles." A second caption dated November 10, 1985 reads, "The tea room in Bullock's Wilshire is a great place to meet people, especially if you're looking for someone who's retired."
1 photographic print :b&w ;34 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Bullock's Wilshire (Department store)
Department stores--California--Los Angeles
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Parkinson, Donald B.(Donald Berthold),1895-1945
Parkinson, John,1861-1935

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